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Healthwatch report shines light on COVID health and care struggles

The final report from Healthwatch Cambridgeshire’s three-month COVID survey has been published today (22 October 2020). “Your care during COVID” has highlighted the health and care struggles of some of the most disadvantaged in our communities across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The survey aimed to find out how changes to health and care services were affecting […]

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Making people smile – Lydia’s role as a care worker

Lydia Parsons explains why she makes a difference as a care worker with Caring Together and why she loves her job, “Every time he sees me he’s got this big smile.” Watch her talk about her role here.

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Give your views – palliative care needs

The University of Surrey is carrying out research which aims to improve the support for older people living with severe frailty and their families. The focus of the research is on those who have complex care needs and who depend on other people in order to live their daily lives, to enable them to have […]

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#TeamTogether returning to skies for carers

A second group of the #TeamTogether brave fundraisers are due to take to the skies this weekend on Sunday 25 October to raise money to support carers across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. Having had their skydive cancelled previously due to bad weather they will be having their fingers crossed for better conditions at the North […]

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Free online craft courses available

Are you a carer and looking to get creative and make new friends? Craft4Smiles C.I.C are building a mixed media crafting community across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. They have recently launched their live on-line courses and these are available to people looking after a family member or friend. Places are limited. To find out more call […]

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Free NHS health checks available

Free NHS health checks are available across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough for people aged between 40 and 74. The checks take between 20 to 30 minutes and are designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes or dementia. The check also provides you with advice to help you consider ways […]

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Love to move free online sessions available now

Are you a carer for someone with dementia, or other form of disability? These sessions could help a family member or friend you are caring for. Love to Move is a seated movement programme to music and is great for all ages and abilities. It is especially beneficial to those living with Dementia and Parkinson’s. […]

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Free football sessions for young people at Peterborough United Foundation

Are you a parent carer of a child, or parent of a young carer aged 6-16? If you are in the Peterborough area, Peterborough United Foundation are offering free football sessions to children and young people. The sessions running are: PAN Disability Football for 6-16 year olds, 5.30-6.30pm Mondays, Nene Valley Community Centre, Sugar Way, PE2 9RE PL […]

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Caring behind closed doors – six months on

Carers UK have published a report, Caring Behind Closed Doors: 6 months on, which looks at the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on unpaid carers, and is based on the experiences of over 5,900 current and former carers. The report reveals the majority of carers are desperately worried about how they will continue to […]

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Supporting people with grief and bereavement

A virtual festival about love and loss, helping to provide support for peopel with bereavement is to be held. The Good Grief Festival is being held online from 30 October to 1 November, and is free to attend. If you are a carer or have cared for a loved one and have experienced bereavement, there […]

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Funding to ensure carers continue to receive support

We are very grateful to have received a gift from the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust from their Charity Survival Fund. The money is to ensure the sustainability of Caring Together, to help our charity be more resilient through the challenges of the coronavirus crisis and able to continue to deliver our core work supporting […]

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Help for schools to identify and support young carers 

There are many challenges that are facing young people in our schools at this time.  But for those who have a role in looking after a family member there are even more demands on them that need recognising so the right support can be given. Without this support young carers can reach crisis point, with their education, physical health and mental health all affected.  This is even […]

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World Mental Health Day and carers

Saturday 10 October is World Mental Health Day. At Caring Together we know that looking after a family member or friend can be hard and that the opportunity to talk to one of our trained volunteers on the phone about the things that matter to you as a carer can make a big difference. That is […]

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Half term sessions – helping young carers build skills for their career goals

There is still time for young carers to sign up for a range of sessions to be held this half term. As a network partner of Carers Trust, we are able to offer individual young adult carers aged 16+ spaces on these virtual employability workshops that they are organising with professionals from one of their […]

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My role as a care worker – Christine

At Caring Together we are extremely proud of the homecare service we offer and the way our staff provide such a valued service to so many families. “Caring is a profession you’ll find rewarding. When you come home and you’ve finished your day’s work, you know that you have done something that has made a […]

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Online carers clinics – get one-to-one advice

We know that for carers, the need for information and support doesn’t stop at 5pm on a Friday. So in addition to adding more resources and information for carers to our website (with an online carers directory in the pipeline), and with our Listening Ear service able to provide some telephone support during evenings, from […]

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My role as a care worker – Lizzy

At Caring Together we are extremely proud of the homecare service we offer and the way our staff provide such a valued service to so many families. “As a care worker I help vulnerable people manage their daily activities. “The relationships that I build with clients are so valuable!” – Lizzy, Caring Together care worker. […]

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Could you make a difference? Clare explains her role with Caring Together

The volunteer team at Caring Together is growing steadily as we expand the services we can offer to carers. We caught up with one of our newest volunteers, Clare, to talk about her role and why she volunteers with Caring Together. How long have you volunteered with Caring Together? I signed up to volunteer with […]

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Inside news for carers October 2020

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Practical support to relieve pressure on carers

We know being a carer can be hard and leads to a range of difficult situations. The coronavirus crisis has increased the pressures that carers face, which is why we have a range of services available to help. These include different ways to offer carers to take breaks, help with planning for emergencies and support […]

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Could you be a patient partner as part of a focus group

The North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust which runs Peterborough City Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Stamford and Rutland Hospital is looking patient partners to contribute and attend a focus group. The role of the focus group The Board of North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust are responsible for all aspects of the leadership of the […]

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Successful young carer awareness assemblies in schools

With schools returning for the start of the new term it was great to see our awareness team out and about at Martham Academy in Great Yarmouth. Belinda, from Caring Together’s awareness team, delivered twelve assemblies between Key Stage 1 and 2, using the young carers animation for schools, which forms part of the resources […]

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Support available for parents and carers of children with autism

Do you have a child with autism who is aged over 11? Would you like to share your experiences to support others and also get support from other people. There is support available to you online through Health Education England. You will be able to share your experiences of raising a child with autism, build […]

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Free online courses available for carers

Bild have launched two new qualifications in Positive Behaviour Support, with a free places available. These places are for people who care for family members or carers who are employed directly by the person they support. The materials and resources are online and activities can be completed at times that work for the carer, and […]

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Careers support for young carers – sign up for half-term sessions

A range of sessions on building confidence, gaining insight, and getting the right tools to reach your career goals are available to young carers this half term. As a network partner of Carers Trust, we are able to offer individual young adult carers aged 16+ spaces on these virtual employability workshops that they are organising […]

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Bursary fund now open to help young carers with their education

Caring Together are delighted to announce that a support fund for young carers and young adult carers is now open. The COVID-19 Back to education bursary fund is designed to help reduce the educational impact of COVID-19. Young carers and young adult carers from Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk and Suffolk can apply for small grants to […]

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Connecting carers in the community

Through the coronavirus crisis we have kept meeting with carers in a range of ways to ensure that they are able to stay in contact with people in ways that work for them. As well as digital group meetings and different types of one-to-one support, when restrictions have allowed, we have had small groups of […]

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Share your thoughts on our homecare service

At Caring Together we are really proud of the homecare that we provide. We would like to be able to build our homecare service so that we can support even more carers and their families.  We are asking people, including our customers and staff, to get involved and share their thoughts on what we currently […]

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Virtual legal talks for carers

Carers are being invited to join free of charge virtual video talks being held by M2M Community Solicitors LLP. The talks each explain an area of law in a way to give people a clear understanding of it. And after each talk there is a time for anyone to ask questions. Where questions are of […]

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Help to reduce stress if you look after someone with dementia

If you are a carer, particularly if you look after someone with Dementia, then you may well be interested in two online groups that have been receiving very good feedback from the carers who using them. These group run by Don’t Tone Alone are called: Mindfulness with dementia Enerchi And you can read details on […]

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Helping carers get the flu vaccine

If you look after a family member or friend you are on the list of people that who are offered the flu vaccine free of charge on the NHS. The flu vaccine is given to people who: are 65 years old or older. have certain medical conditions. receive a carer’s allowance, or you’re the main […]

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COVID-19 Back to education bursary fund

We are delighted to be able to offer a support fund for young carers and young adult carers to help reduce the educational impact of COVID-19. This grant programme is made possible thanks to funding from the United Grand Lodge of England, administered through the Masonic Charitable Foundation and the Provincial Grand Lodges of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk Freemasons. It means Caring Together can provide swift support […]

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Taking to the skies for carers

A team of brave fundraisers took the skies on Saturday 12 September to raise money to support carers across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. The skydive took place at North London Skydiving Centre in Chatteris. The money raised will help us in what we do to support carers – people who look after a family member, partner […]

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Recognising carer friendly organisations

Four more organisations have had their activities to identify and support carers recognised by the awarding of the Carer Friendly Tick. Milton Surgery (pictured) and Willingham Medical Practice, in Cambridgeshire have both achieved their Carer Friendly Tick – Health. In addition, Age Care Advice who work in Peterborough (Carer Friendly Tick  – Communities) and East […]

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Carers UK survey for carers – understanding pandemic impact

Carers UK have launched a new survey for carers to help understand how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the lives of those who are caring for a family member or friend. Carers’ experiences offer vital evidence to understand what support carers need. The survey’s results will be used by Carers UK to influence Government […]

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Better Health – Every Mind Matters: supporting children, young people and parents

New NHS-approved guidance from #EveryMindMatters, offers tips and advice for parents and carers on how to support children’s mental wellbeing. The past few months have been hard on everyone, including children and young people. But there are lots of things to do to support their wellbeing at this time. Head to http://www.everymindmatters.co.uk/ to find helpful […]

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Call for research participants – dementia care

Researchers from the University of Kent are looking for study participants to help them to understand how well social care services support people living with dementia and their family and friends, who support them. Who is the research for? People living in England who are a family member or friend of someone living with dementia, […]

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Inside news for carers September 2020

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Caring for a family member with severe learning disabilities

Are you caring for a family member with severe learning disabilities who displays challenging behaviour? Would you like to connect with other family carers in similar situations? If so The Challenging Behaviour Foundation are running carer catch ups hosted on Zoom which are suitable for you! The first meeting date is below, these will then […]

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Inside news September 2020

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Celebrating one hundred Christmas cards sold to support carers

Thank you to all of those who have already bought our Christmas cards. We are pleased to announce over one hundred sets have sold so far with all proceeds going to support carers in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk communities. The top sellers have been our ‘four candles’ and beautiful ‘Christmas donkey’ cards, but what are […]

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Grant support available to families on lower incomes

Family Fund has received extra funding worth £10 million from the Department for Education to provide grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children in England this year. This emergency funding has been provided in response to the crisis presented by the Coronavirus pandemic and will help more parents and carers […]

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Helping carers with back pain

You may have seen or been involved in some of the free online exercise classes Don’t Tone Alone CIC offered to unpaid carers from May 2020. Over this time period Don’t Tone Alone CIC was also able to reach out to carers who have benefitted from their services, and check in with their well-being. Listening […]

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National Autistic Society – guide for parents on the return to school

The National Autistic Society have provided information for parents as they prepare their child for the transition back to school. You can view this at www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/topics/coronavirus/education-and-schools/guidance/a-guide-for-parents. There are also other resources in the section at www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/topics/coronavirus/education-and-schools/guidance If you are a teacher you may also want to see www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/topics/coronavirus/education-and-schools/guidance/a-guide-for-teachers

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Support for carers with applying for college, university or a job

If you are a carer aged 16+ (a young adult carer) who is looking at applying to go to college or university, or thinking about writing up  your CV ready for job applications we are able to link you in to mentoring scheme. This scheme that is being offered through Carers Trust in partnership with […]

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Return to school – helping young carers

The Children’s Society and Carers Trust are sharing a straightforward, no nonsense guide for schools to help with young carers returning to school They hope the advice and guidance this resource offer will help minimise the impact of Covid lockdown on a student young carer’s ability and motivation to reintegrate into full time education. Click […]

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Do you need a listening ear?  

We know that looking after a family member or friend can be hard. That is why we have our Listening Ear service which gives you as a carer the opportunity to talk to one of our trained volunteers on the phone about the things that matter to you.   You may want to benefit from […]

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Pedal power raises funds to support carers

We are pleased to celebrate everyone who took part in the MyPrudential Ride London Virtual event and the money raised so far with Caring Together to support carers of all ages in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. Bryony and Alex took part to raise money and support carers in your community, representing Caring Together. Both completed […]

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Inside news for carers July 2020

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Inside news for carers June 2020

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Looking for a challenge? Skydive from 10,000 feet!

Sky diving is an unforgettable experience filled with wonder, fear and excitement. Why not add to all of those emotions with some pride in the fact that you are raising money for carers?

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Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk to recruit new Trustees

Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk today announced a recruitment campaign for new Trustees for the charity.

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Young Carers call out for votes to bag a share of bag fund

STEP Young Carers in Huntingdonshire and Peterborough are bidding to bag a massive cash boost from Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

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iCare – Carer-fully selected news for you – July 2017

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Family Carers Celebrate Carers Week

Family carers have a chance to put themselves first for once and join in a host of fun events throughout Cambridgeshire to mark national Carers Week, 12-18 June.

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A Celebration of Family Carers in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – Sharing the Caring 2017

Passionate dementia campaigner Tommy Whitelaw will share his experience as an unpaid carer for his mother at an event in Cambridge to mark National Carers Week (12-18 June).

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iCare – Carer-fully selected news for you – May 2017

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iCare – Carer-fully selected news for you – March 2017

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iCare – Carer-fully selected news for you – February 2017

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Seven day access to GP services in Peterborough

  Patients registered at all GP practices across Greater Peterborough can book appointments seven days a week. An extra 12,000 GP practice appointments have been offered since last September, made possible by extended health services which have just been secured for at least another year. As a result appointments can be made as late as […]

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Carers Trust Cambridgeshire Registered Manager Sadie Andrews Scoops Top Care Award

The Registered Manager for Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Sadie Andrews, has been honoured with a top award in recognition of her outstanding work supporting people in need of professional care in their own home.

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